Who is the crazy lady who shares seemingly embarrassing moments of her life as a mom with the world wide web? It’s me, Leah! I wrote a little bit about me in the “About the Author” section of the blog but I figured I would go into a little more details and formally introduce myself.
(This is me, obviously)
My name is Leah and I married to J-Hub. Our son, Q Monster, is an only child (unless you are one of those families that count your pets as children, in which case Q has an older fur-brother). We live in Alabama (Yes we know all of the words to Sweet Home Alabama. Yes like football-we’re a house divided if you really want to know. Yes, we think Nick Saban should be on the ballot in November. No, we are not cousins…I think that clears up all of the typical thoughts people have when we say we are from Alabama.) Our life is pretty average (I say that with confidence because I know every household is a mess to some degree, some people are better at hiding it than others. I just choose not to put forth the effort to hide it & rather embrace it if you will).
(An older picture of J-Hub &Q Monster, but gives you an idea of who they are and the Hot Mess that our family is)
Though born in the north, I am actually a good southern girl. I love monograms. I keep up with my football team. I own a pair of pearls (though I think I may have let someone borrow them and never got them back so maybe I don’t actually own pearls). I love Comfort Color Ts (Not a paid advertisement-If you haven’t invested in an over-sized Comfort Color T with your monogram on it, email me, I’ll help you & change your life). My favorite things include margaritas, pedicures, and GNO (Girls Night Out–really defeats the point of shorthand if you have to explain your abbreviations). I am always on some sort of diet, currently giving my money to Weight Watchers (which is working BTW, already down over 10lbs in 3 months and though I don’t like bragging, all weight loss should be celebrated in the mom world because its freaking hard!). I love a good theme party and consider myself to be a great party planner/hostess. I have a “real” job outside of this blog/online store and am actually a “computer geek”. I have an MIS degree and have an official title of “Programmer/Analyst”.
I am really Type A. I like order, control, and a plan. I am overly emotional. I will literally cry at the drop off a hat & cry when I get mad. I get frustrated easily, which is part of the reason I started this blog, to help me find humor in frustrating situations. I consume meat, caffeine, & sugar on the regular so no fro-fro healthy living posts will be found here. I really like trying new makeup (though I don’t know why because I have zero make up application skills). My biggest flaw is my potty mouth.
Most importantly: I am a mom. Being Q Monster’s mom is my biggest blessing and my most treasured title (Being J-Hub’s wife is a close second). I am far from the perfect mom, but I don’t think those even exists so I’d like to think I am perfect for Quin. I lovingly call Quinlan, Q Monster but I promise it is out of love and just for fun. I don’t really think of him as a monster (Except he does call himself a cake monster on occasion thanks to an episode of Wallykazaam & he does love cake so its fitting). I have perfected the famous mom “1-2-3” count. I believe in the whole “Green-Yell0w-Red” color system. I have a mama bear side that will come out quick if you mess with my kiddo. I embrace the chaos of motherhood though more often than not the chaos controls me rather than me controlling the chaos.
This is me, summed up in a few hundred words. I am excited to share my Hot Mess Momma life with you & hope you’ll share your moments too on my HMM Facebook page.